Story: Te hauora Māori i mua – history of Māori health

Typhoid camp, Maungapōhatu, 1924 (1st of 2)

Typhoid camp, Maungapōhatu, 1924

This is a typhoid camp at Maungapōhatu in the Urewera in 1924. Māori typhoid patients were isolated and treated in this temporary hospital. Typhoid was a significant killer for Māori – in 1937 the Māori death rate from typhoid was 40 times that of Pākehā.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Sister Annie Henry Collection (PAColl-6098)
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How to cite this page:

Raeburn Lange, 'Te hauora Māori i mua – history of Māori health - Slow progress, 1920 to 1945', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 October 2021)

Story by Raeburn Lange, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 Apr 2018